It is important to inform a Consultant Paediatric Histopathologist once there is written permission for a hospital post mortem and to make sure that the notes and written consent are available in the mortuary/histopathology department as soon as possible.
We do not know that a post mortem is required unless you tell us.
Please ensure that the Consent Form has been fully completed, that a Cooling Off/Change Your Mind period has been agreed with the consent-giver and documented, and that the form has been signed.
The consent form can be located on the staff intranet: https://intranet.mft.nhs.uk/content/hospitals-mcs/clinical-scientific-services/laboratory-medicine/using-our-services/forms-information-and-resources
(Last reviewed March 2023)